My Daily Skin Care Routine…

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Today I’m excited to be teaming up with Nordstrom to share with you my daily skin care routine. I’ve had a ton of questions regarding my skin care so this post is long over-due!

Morning Routine:

1. I apply Kiehl’s Creme de Corps to my body right after I shower, that way by the time my hair and makeup are done, the lotion has absorbed and doesn’t get all over my clothes.

2. I wash my face with the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser.

3. I apply Créme de La Mer to my face and neck (in my opinion this moisturizer is worth of every penny, It’s the only one I’ve used that hasn’t made my face oily or breakout).

4. I apply Laura Mercier Primer to my face before I put my foundation on. A primer is important because  your foundation will sit on top of the primer instead of absorbing into your pores, it’s like a protective shield for your face. I’ve noticed the biggest difference in my skin since using a primer!

Night Routine:

1. I apply Kiehl’s Creme de Corps to my stomach (I typically don’t moisturize my body before bed but since I’m pregnant I’ve been putting it on my stomach).

2. I remove my eye makeup and any lipstick with make-up remover wipes.

3. I wash my face and neck with my cleanser and Clarisonic Mia.

4. I apply Estée Lauder Advanced Night Serum to my face and neck. (I brush my teeth right after to give it time to absorb into my skin before I moisturize).

5.  I apply Crème de la Mer to my face and neck.

6. I apply Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream all around my my eyes.

If you have any questions about any of the products used or my routine, leave a comment below :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

xo, Rach

Brought to you by Nordstrom.

Photos by Emily Egan.

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127 Comments

  1. Whatever happened to dove, biore, and jergens? It seems there’s always a new “fave” with you. Be honest, what do you actually use? I guess this post is more accurate, since each product put together is more than most people’s monthly salaries.

    1. Thanks for the question. Dove is a product I have used on my body in the shower for years like I said in my post. I also have used Jergens since high school but only during the spring and summer to help enhance my tan, I wouldn’t consider that particular product apart of my nightly and daily skin care routine so I didn’t include it here.

      I am lucky enough to be given amazing new products to test out and try, like Biore. I always give them a try before I review them and if I don’t like the product I turn the review post down.

      Hope this clears up some of questions/concerns. Thank you so much for reading my blog :)

  2. I swear by Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair. I also love Essie Fiji, though it’s a bugger to apply!!!!
    Your bathroom looks gorgeous Rach I love the marble/granite you’ve used.
    Hugs Adele xoxo

    1. @ Jill @ Champagne for Everyday Clarisonic has various brushes for all skin types. There is one for sensitive skin that would be great for you. I have very sensitive skin but use the Clarisonic every day and night with no problems. Clarisonic really is one beauty product everyone should invest in. I bought mine years ago and never have had any problems with it. Plus if you don’t like it or it reacts to your face, you can always return it, even after using it. I use clarisonic deep pore cleanser with the brush and love it.

  3. First, thanks for being honest and saying that you use a drugstore cleanser. I think a lot of times certain items like cleansers that just get washed down the drain aren’t worth the money. I use an all-natural one that I just love with my Clarisonic instead of the one that comes with it.

    I’ve been wanting to try La Mer but the price is so expensive that I’m using an all-natural cream for under $20 that I really very happy with. I will have to try out the eye cream you mentioned because I haven’t found one that I like yet that truly does what I want it to do. At 36 my skin is very different than it was at 24 like you. You’ll see what I mean in time! ;) I used a foundation primer a long time ago that was very silky smooth, it was a silicone base I think. I’ll have to look into the Laura Mercier ingredients as I don’t use products with chemicals. Thanks for sharing your routine. That robe is so pretty and flatters your bump nicely! :)

  4. I’m so happy you finally posted your skin care routine! Can you tell me what your routine is like after a day in the sun? I am preparing for a trip to Bora Bora and would love to know if there are any products your recommend for the sun!

    Thank you! :)

  5. I love this, especially the night routine! I was wondering if you have ever used a toner for your skin and which one would be good to try

    XX Joan

  6. Thanks for sharing! I’ve wondered what products you use because your skin always looks perfect! I have thought of trying LaMer ((don’t tell my husband!!)) but found a line I really like. It’s called Eminence and all the ingredients are organic— love it!

  7. Hello! I am really interested in the La Mer moisturizer, however I have known that it ismoisturizer is oily. But you said that it doesn’t make you break out or oily, do you have dry skin, oily or combo? And will you recommend this one over the Charlotte Tilbury one? I really love your blog by the way. Thank you!

    1. I love both the CT moisturizer and the La Mer! I have both and switch off. I do however use La Mer more. My skin is a combo of oily and dry but when I use a moisturizer it really enhances the oils (minus the CT and La Mer). If you go to Nordstrom they’ll give you a good size of the La Mer to sample. It should last you a week and should help make your decision for you :)

      Let me know how you like it!

      Xo!

  8. I’m seeing the estee lauder night serum everywhere right now,so it seems to be quite a useful product :) I might give it a try once I’m changing my nighttime routine. And Kiehls definitely makes one of the best lotions around, I love their ultra facial cream so much.

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  9. All great products and a terrific post. Just a work of caution, however. You may want to consider switching products while pregnant. Many anti-aging products contain ingredients that can harm your unborn child. Good luck and congratulations!

  10. Love my clarisonic too – I’ve noticed the biggest difference. Thanks for sharing these tips – I’m excited to try la Mer. The robe is adorable too!

  11. I love hearing about your skin routin! You have gogeous skin’s. I have bean using Laura Merciers primer for quite some time now and I donut now how I really ever lived without it!!! It makes my makup looked soooo amazefest! You are gogeous rachel!!!!!

  12. A friend of mine saw you in person this past weekend and overheard a conversation where you were being completely racist!!! Apparently you have an issue with people who speak Arabic? Have some class!

    1. I typically try my best to ignore negative comments and let them roll off my back but I take great offense in you calling me racist. I’ve never in my life had a conversation talking about anyone who speaks Arabic or any other language for that matter. Your friend has misinformed you.

  13. Got all of the face samples today to try. Already had a clarasonic, but it’s makeing me breakout. :( I agree with someone above who asked if there was a cheaper comparable version of the LM face cream. I can’t afford that in my wildest dreams!

    1. @Megan, Be patient with the Clarisonic as it is suppose to make you break out at first. It is bringing everything out to the surface. All of that will go away and you will have pretty, smooth skin. You are suppose to give stuff like that 3-6 month try.

  14. I’ve been wanting to try La Mer for a few years now and finally broke down and got me some last month. I got the original but exchanged it because it was just too thick. I got the soft cream instead and loooove it. It’s the one thing I’ve used which has actually made a difference within a week of wearing it. Thanks for your reviews. Forget the naysayers, you’re doing great.

  15. I’m not sure if you should use the Clarisonic during your pregnancy due to ultrasound so you better consult this with someone.

  16. I’ve been searching for new products to try so this came at the perfect time! Thank you so much for sharing- I have the same skin type so most of the products you have recommended that I have tried work great for me as well!

    Also, I just wanted to add that I love your blog and am always inspired by your creativity and hard work. I know there are a lot of haters out there, and just wanted to send you a reminder that there are a lot of people who love what you do too!
    Thanks for sharing your slice of life

    (Also I can’t wait to see your new jewelry line!)

    <3 Elke

  17. Hi Rach:

    Thanks for sharing your routine. It seems real solid. My only suggestion would be to try using a flat makeup brush to apply La Mer. I was told by a dermatologist that its best not to you use your fingers when moisturizing your face because of the inherent oils in your fingers. Also it best to let the moisturizer absorb slowly. You will find that it takes longer for the moisturizer to disappear and it feels cool going on. If you use a moisturizer that has oxygen in it it really shouldn’t have contact with the skin on your fingers. Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy. Its really a special time.

  18. Love the robe! I was going to ask what cleanser you use but see you use Cetaphil. Great staple cleanser. Do you notice a difference using the Clarisonic?

  19. WOW your comment is COMPLETELY UNECESSARY.. AND YOU SHOULD LOOK AT YOURSELF FIRST, just shows how low you carry yourself.

  20. Hi Rachel! You look beautiful! Your eyebrows look great as well, and I was wondering if you use a brow pencil of some sort? Thank you for your time, and hope to hear from you!

  21. I am an Esthetician and was curious if you have tried any cosmeceuticals for your skincare? You will discover that they are the best products for your skin and you actually won’t spend a fortune on them. It’s worth finding a highly recommended MediSpa in your area and a qualified Esthetician to recommend the right products for your skin type. Your skin looks flawless now but I’m sure you can benefit from using cosmeceuticals as they are the top of the line in the skin care industry.

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  23. Your skin is so gorgeous! Could you possibly let me know your hair care routine as well? Your hair is literally my life goal~~xx